STUDENTS ARE THE CENTER OF MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Since 1966, over 80,000 students have entered our classrooms, studios, and laboratories. Tens of thousands have earned their degrees and certificates, continued their education to the Bachelor’s degree and beyond, entered the workforce, and led successful careers.
During our 50-year history, thousands of students and employees have discovered Middlesex to be an important part of their life’s journey. Yet, we are defined as one community – united in our mission to help students achieve their individual goals and become productive, engaged global citizens.
Our students often bring raw talent and uncertainty. They expect college to be a place where they will discern their passion, and prepare them for what the future holds in store for them. In exchange, we offer a nurturing environment where students find faculty who are dedicated to being teachers first, student services professionals who are focused on academic and career success, an entire team of folks who keep the college running and the bills paid, administrators who defend the community college open door, and an affordable, outstanding educational experience.
In short, community colleges transform lives. I’ve worked at three of them – and they’ve transformed mine.
In the fall of 2017, I will begin my sixth full year at MxCC and celebrate 30 years of service in the Connecticut Community Colleges. As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” I’ll admit, some days aren’t “fun.” Luckily, they’re far outnumbered by the days I am inspired by the dedicated, creative work our faculty and staff perform with each other, with me, and with our students. Every single day I am inspired by the students themselves. Their individual stories of grit, overcoming personal challenges, determination, failure, and success have brought me great joy in learning what it means to be “community college folk.”
Best wishes to you as we enter a new academic year. Please know it is my pleasure to be your Academic Dean… and, now to serve as the college’s Lead Campus Administrator.
Welcome to Middlesex Community College!
Steven Minkler, Ed.D.
Academic Dean & Lead Campus Administrator